• Jan 24th 2009 at 8:01PM
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Click above for a hi-res gallery of the 2009 Porsche Cayman S

Brit buff mag Autocar says that Porsche is readying a lightweight version of the new Cayman, with plans to create a single-make racing series for it as it already does with the 911. The Porsche Cayman Clubsport, as it'll reportedly be called, will weigh 220 pounds (100 kg) less than the standard-issue car. The weight savings will come via a stripped interior, lighter bodywork and wheels, and a "simplified" lighting system. Engine/transmission changes aren't expected to be part of the go-fast recipe, but the 314-horsepower six that's fitted to new Cayman S ought to deliver more than ample punch in the lighter Clubsport. Autocar says that a price premium of £4K is expected over the regular Cayman S, and that the car should arrive in the UK market in October. Porsche finally gives the Cayman S an engine that makes it a legit alternative consideration to the 911, and now it seems ready to turn up the heat even further with a lightweight version. Man, where do we sign up?

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      graphics delete. all black. add a supercharger or turbo aftermarket. kick ass.
        • 6 Years Ago
        also the regular Cayman S in the US has 320hp...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Weighs less, costs more!

      (The lesser-known tag line to be rejected by Marketing.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's with the ugly graphics that just run over the sidevents. Hideous!
      • 6 Years Ago
      how much does a stock cayman weigh?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll take the blue one, thanks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are you sure those are Clubsports? Methinks they should be called Skittles Edition.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually they are just 09 Cayman S's

        In Signal Green, Mexico Blue, and Coral red. They do look a little bit sugar-rich. :D

        But they are probably going to be common colors for the Club Sport when it arrives. They are also available on the GT3, among a few others.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it Chinese car?
      Cheesy Blue and Green car...
      • 6 Years Ago
      "alternative consideration"?? For those who appreciate proper engineering the 911 (rear engine) was never a consideration against the mid engine Cayman. Combine that with the best configuration for an engine (boxer 6) and you get the best engineered car on the planet, period.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Need MOAR mustang variations!

        • 6 Years Ago
        add to it those ugly ugly colors
        yikes, i thiught that car looked good (til now)
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